Coaching Your Kids in the Game of Life
"Build a strong family," Coach Ricky Byrdsong was often told, "Your coaching looks like parenting," and he agreed that observation was absolutely correct. He saw his responsibilities as a coach to equip and inspire his players to achieve their dreams....
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"Build a strong family," Coach Ricky Byrdsong was often told, "Your coaching looks like parenting," and he agreed that observation was absolutely correct. He saw his responsibilities as a coach to equip and inspire his players to achieve their dreams. The game of basketball was only a means for preparing them for a bigger and more important game - the game of life.^^Ricky's dream was to help build stronger families through this book. He had been working on it for nearly two years before he was murdered by a white supremacist in a two-state killing rampage. He and Dave and Neta Jackson had more than half of it finished before his death, and mateiral to complete it remained.^^In this book, Coach Byrdsong presents a powerful parenting strategy built around themes such as "Home Court Advantage," "Half-Time Adjustment," and "Rebounding Makes MVPs." The message is one that he lived with his own family. It is a game plan for winning in the game of life!
A powerful parenting strategy based on parallels between coaching and raising children. This book inspires parents to build strong families.
Dave Jackson is coauthor, with his wife, Neta, of the award-winning Trailblazer Books and the Hero Tales series, as well as No Random Act, the story behind the 1999 murder of Coach Ricky Byrdsong. Dave holds a degree in journalism from Judson College and has a prolific writing career, including books on racial reconciliation and ministry to kids in gangs. Dave and Neta are members of Chicago Tabernacle, a multiracial congregation and daughter church of the Brooklyn Tabernacle. They live in Evanston, Illinois.
Ricky Byrdsong spent eighteen years as a college basketball coach and is best known for his head coaching position with the Northwestern University Wildcats. Tragically, Ricky's life was ended in a drive-by shooting on July 2, 1999, near his home in Evanston, Illinois, where he lived with his wife, Sherialyn, and their three children.
As a husband/wife writing team, Neta and Dave Jackson are the authors or co-authors of about 100 books. In addition to writing several books about Christian community, the Jacksons have co-authored numerous books with expert resource people on a variety of topics from racial reconciliation to medical ethics to ministry to kids in gangs. But over the years the Jacksons have especially enjoyed writing for children and young people. This includes their award-winning Trailblazer series, historical fiction about great Christian heroes and heroines for young people ages 8-12, and the four-volume Hero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Great Christians Great Christians.- Publisher.